Thousands have fled on-and-off fighting in the restive eastern regions of Democratic Republic of Congo, and in the process many children have been separated from their families.
Now that a relative calm has returned to the region, humanitarians are working to reunite them with their parents.
Apr 27, 2009
Many of today's young in South Africa have no memories of apartheid or of living in an undemocratic country.
AFPTV takes a look at the nation through the eyes of students born in 1994, the year of South Africa's first democratic all-race elections.
Traditional German food is considered by many to be heavy and fatty with meat and sausage dishes accompanied by fried potatoes or sauerkraut.
While German fare remains popular, a new generation of chefs is giving the country's cuisine a modern makeover.
Moreover, German food is also varied with many regional specialties.
Those canonised in a ceremony at the Vatican include Portugal's national hero Nuno Alvares Pereira.
Twenty Chinese couples, most of whom lost their spouses during the Sichuan earthquake last year, have tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony.